Four weeks into the season, and the SEC East race is as wide open as ever. South Carolina and Florida are the two front-runners, as they are both undefeated, but Georgia is still in the hunt for a potential berth to the SEC Championship.
The college football season still has over two-thirds of it to be determined, and while many are calling for the firing of head coach Mark Richt, the good news for the UGA fans is that the team in red and black is far from out of it.
Stephen Garcia has not looked good so far this season. Last week against Vanderbilt, he single-handedly kept the Commodores in the game by turning the ball over multiple times to a defense that is considered to be in the lower tier of the SEC East.
Garcia is definitely the weak point of the Gamecock offense, and if it were not for the great weapons surrounding him, South Carolina would find themselves at the bottom of the SEC.
Georgia fans just need to hope that Garcia continues to be Garcia.
More good news for UGA. Even as good as Florida has looked, they will lose to both Alabama and LSU. This guarantees that Florida will have two SEC losses, and this is not even including South Carolina.
Face it Gator fans, LSU and Alabama are the clear two top teams in the SEC. Therefore, you have two losses on your schedule already.
This knocks Florida out of the SEC East race.
With no LSU, Alabama and Arkansas on the remaining schedule for the Dawgs, they have a legitimate chance of running the table and finishing with only one SEC loss to their name.
The Bulldogs have already had two extremely tough opponents in losing to Boise State and South Carolina and will be prepared to face whichever team they are scheduled for that week.
Bold prediction: UGA runs the table the rest of the year.
South Carolina will lose two out of these three games (Florida, Auburn and Arkansas) and finish second behind UGA. Florida will finish third with three SEC losses (Alabama, LSU and Georgia), thus making UGA the winner of the SEC East to face the winner of the Alabama-LSU game in Tuscaloosa (I have LSU winning).
After all of the heat Mark Richt has taken, he will be back for another year as the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs.